[Teaser] eXo Knowledge Suite 1.0 (KS), almost ready to launch

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eXo KS 1.0 is a set of two applications – a forum and a FAQ one.


We have been working for more than a year on the forum app and we are quite exited to launch such a feature wise Java forum with:

  • Forums & Categories
  1. Unlimited forums
  2. Unlimited categories
  3. Private / Public forums and categories
  4. Hierarchical view (tree) or breadcrumb
  5. Global search with advanced options
  6. Multimedia directory storage
  • Security and organization
  1. Registration based on portal
  2. Groups / users management based on portal organization
  3. Actions access restriction (view, post, reply)
  4. Access restriction to users / groups
  5. IP filtering / logging
  • Posting
  1. Message formatting (rich editor) : quote, url linking, images
  2. Support of standard and extended BBCode tags and controlled HTML tags
  3. Fast answer
  4. Message preview
  5. Polls
  6. Email notification
  7. RSS notification
  8. Topic subscription capability
  9. Emoticons / Smileys
  10. Message toolbar : quote, edit, user info
  • Members
  1. User profile
  2. Post counting and administrator-definable ranks for users
  3. Private messages
  4. Signature
  • Forum navigation
  1. State icon (new message in the forum / topic since last visit)
  2. Favorites
  3. User profile link
  4. Online users
  5. Print out view
  • Moderation
  1. Topic editing
  2. Mass delete/move/lock/unlock of posts
  3. Topic splitting
  4. Option of auto-pruning of old or unanswered messages on a per-forum basis
  • Administration
  1. General configuration
  2. Forum and category setup
  3. Moderation : a priori / a posteriori
  4. Access (public / private, registered user)
  5. Participation (close forum, set to read only, lock, ?)
  6. Word censoring
  7. Statistics
  8. IP tracking of posts and posters
  9. Messages

View Categories and forums:


A forum within a category:


A post:


Many administrative possibilities:


On the technical side and as for all eXo applications, eXo KS is leveraging eXo Portal and stores its data inside eXo JCR a JSR 170 compliant Java Content Repository. Of course those two appllications can be deployed with the other eXo products as part as a full feature Portal or WebOS environment.

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I'm Chief Executive Officer of eXo (The Open Source Digital workplace), a company I founded just out of university to serve its first customer, the U.S. Department of Defense. I'm also board Member at Meeds.io, an association of software vendors that provides its members with employee recognition software.

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